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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Latest COVID-19 News

Latest COVID-19 News

Colin Powell’s death the exception among vaccinated, not proof inoculations don’t work: Latest COVID-19 updates

The death from COVID-19 complications of former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday figures to add fuel to those who oppose vaccines, considering his family said he was fully vaccinated.

Vaccine panel recommends J&J boosters after data says vaccine’s effectiveness has ‘headroom to improve’: Live COVID-19 updates

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine should be considered a two-dose vaccine rather than the one-and-done shot that had received initial authorization, a federal panel decided Friday.

Pfizer seeks vaccine authorization for kids 5-11; studies highlight waning vaccine protection for people 65+: Live COVID-19 updates

Pfizer and BioNTech have asked federal regulators to authorize emergency use of their coronavirus vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11, the companies announced Thursday.

Antiviral pill cuts risk of hospitalization in half, company says; Americans getting vaccinated at low rates: COVID updates

An experimental drug prevented half of COVID-19 infections that would otherwise have sent people to the hospital, according to a study released Friday, offering promise that the virus could soon … Read More

Lack of COVID tests could jeopardize school safety; Americans getting vaccinated at low rates: Today’s updates

Senators on both sides of the aisle on Thursday grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about the lack of available and affordable rapid COVID-19 testing options, pointing … Read More

Lack of COVID tests could jeopardize school safety; e-cigarette use remains high during pandemic: Today’s updates

Senators on both sides of the aisle on Thursday grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about the lack of available and affordable rapid COVID-19 testing options, pointing … Read More

Hospital issues panic buttons to staff after assaults; mother of COVID victim wants daughter’s name remembered: Today’s updates

More than a year after U.S. health care workers battling in the front lines were saluted as heroes during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are now being issued panic … Read More